The following acts, or any other acts of academic dishonesty, that compromise the integrity of the academic process and community are subject to disciplinary action. For more information, see Penalties for Academic Dishonesty below.


Plagiarism includes, but is not limited to, offering the work of another as one’s own; offering the work of another without proper acknowledgement; and/or failing to give credit for quotations or essentially identical expressions of material taken from books, encyclopedias, magazines, reference works, term papers, reports, or other writings of another individual.

Cheating Behavior

Cheating behavior includes, but is not limited to:

  1. Dishonesty of any kind on examinations, quizzes, written assignments and projects;
  2. Unauthorized possession of examinations, quizzes or instructor records;
  3. Use of unauthorized notes or information during an examination, quiz, or exercise;
  4. Obtaining information during an examination or assignment from another individual and/or assisting others in cheating;
  5. Alteration of grades on an examination, an assignment, or records of an instructor or the college;
  6. Illegal entry or unauthorized presence in an office of the college or residence of an instructor, or unauthorized access to grade records or examination and assignment requirements; and
  7. Any act of fraud or misrepresentation.